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The Tozer Anthology

As reported in the September 1, 2012 issue.

Compiled by Harry Verploegh

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Our Lord knew that in these times there would be those in our churches who are just highly groomed showpieces of Christianity—middle-class and well-to-do, satisfied with a religious life that costs them nothing.

Christianity to the average evangelical church member is simply an avenue to a good and pleasant time, with a little biblical devotional material thrown in for good measure!

Is it not time that we face up to the fact that most of us do only those things for the Lord and for His church that we can do conveniently?

People in the Christian churches who put their own convenience and their own comfort and their own selfish interests ahead of the claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ surely need to get down on their knees with an open Bible—and if they are honest as they search their own hearts, they will be shocked at what they find! I believe that Jesus meant to shake us up!

I delight in the inward knowledge that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our coming Lord, will be sufficient for every situation which is yet to come to pass. We will never panic along with this present world system as long as we are fortified with our knowledge of who Jesus Christ really is.

Get alone with God and His Word every day. I recommend that you turn off the radio and the television and let your soul delight in the fellowship and the mercies of God.

—Originally published in Alliance Life, January 7, 1981.

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